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Re: SESE has large potato onions for sale

Post  Kelejan on 6/22/2011, 12:18 pm

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Re: SESE has large potato onions for sale

Post  middlemamma on 6/22/2011, 2:34 pm

I really am not going to be of any help Sad I live in a totally different climate. My potato onions are growing great guns and bulbing from what I can tell on the surface. Mine wont be ready to pull for another month or so I suspect.
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Re: SESE has large potato onions for sale

Post  swjonthebay on 6/24/2011, 6:59 pm

Kelejan and Middlemama, thank you for your warm welcome!

Hoping my Gulfcoast neighbors will see this and have some info on their PO experience to share Smile

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Re: SESE has large potato onions for sale

Post  sceleste54 on 6/25/2011, 12:24 am

happy hi I'm over in Niceville. I planted my potato onions last fall. They did great over the winter and spring, and then the tops started dying down so I pulled them up. There were no large onions at all, just a cluster of shallot sized bulbs, 3 or 4 for each stalk. They are drying in my garage at present. I've cooked with a few, they smelled quite strong but the flavor was quite mild. I plan to replant some of the larger ones this fall and see how they do. I also planted a "Multiplier Onion" with about the same results. Nothing to jump and shout about but they were quite edible.
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Re: SESE has large potato onions for sale

Post  swjonthebay on 6/26/2011, 11:59 am

@sceleste54 wrote: I'm over in Niceville. I planted my potato onions last fall. They did great over the winter and spring, and then the tops started dying down so I pulled them up. There were no large onions at all, just a cluster of shallot sized bulbs, 3 or 4 for each stalk. They are drying in my garage at present. I've cooked with a few, they smelled quite strong but the flavor was quite mild. I plan to replant some of the larger ones this fall and see how they do. I also planted a "Multiplier Onion" with about the same results. Nothing to jump and shout about but they were quite edible.

Celeste, drawing a line from where I am to Niceville, it looks as if we're at pretty much the same latitude. I would have been thrilled to get shallot sized bulbs Smile...picture a large 'green' onion and you'll know what I ended up with, lol.

Toying with the idea of trying them again this fall with a really beefed-up bed paying extra attention to early fertilization and being very particular with the watering schedule. It would be wonderful to have a long-storing onion AND planting stock each year!

Thanks for responding Smile
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Re: SESE has large potato onions for sale

Post  ModernDayBetty on 6/30/2011, 10:32 pm

I just read this entire post and I am animate that this should be renamed as a Rookie Post!

Second, I'm am so anxious about ordering that I was wonder about what time of year will they open up websites for pre-ordering? I'm in-love with gardening!
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Is this the type I should get

Post  greatgranny on 6/4/2012, 9:10 pm

Visiting the SESE site and I think this it the correct type to order for in the fall.

http://www.southernexposure.com/yellow-potato-onion-hill-mother-or-pregnant-onion-8-oz-p-873.html?zenid=srep63vcmdd2c96jmhqu3bpv84

If not, please send me to the correct type.

This is awesome - no more purchasing onions. If this works I will be able to supply my entire extended family - eventually. Smile
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Re: SESE has large potato onions for sale

Post  greatgranny on 7/18/2013, 1:33 pm

@ander217 wrote:
@Megan wrote: How do you dry them?

When I pull my onions in July some of them usually still have green in their tops. I spread them out somewhere out of the sun where air will circulate around them until they finish drying. My grandmother used to spread hers out on a tarp under a big shade tree and turn them every day or so, but when I tried that the squirrels got mine. I spread mine out in the garage, instead.

After they are dry I store them in mesh bags until I replant in November or use them for eating.

I know this is an older thread but I have one quick question.  My onions have been harvested and are finished curing.  I am going to cut the leaves to about 3 inches from the bulbs.  Do I then separate the clusters for storage or do I leave them together until I am ready to plant?
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Re: SESE has large potato onions for sale

Post  camprn on 7/18/2013, 1:35 pm

Yes you can cut the dried foliage about 1-2" from the bulb. Break them apart and save the largest for your planting next season.

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Re: SESE has large potato onions for sale

Post  greatgranny on 7/18/2013, 1:37 pm

Wow, that was quick. Thanks, Camprn.
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Re: SESE has large potato onions for sale

Post  Judy McConnell on 7/24/2014, 8:16 am

Wonderful set of posts in this thread - even if somewhat old.
Encouraged me to visit Southern Exposure and order some sets.

My experience this season was with shallots and garlic from a grocery store - yes, they grew a bit. Onion sets from somewhere that also grew.  Beginner's luck.

Next year should be much. much better
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Anyone grow 3 inch potato onions?

Post  gamathers on 9/1/2015, 7:58 am

SESE states that the average size is 3 inches. I planted mine and the average size is about an inch. I only had a couple larger than 2 inches. Has anyone done much better? I would like to hear from you. Shocked
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Re: SESE has large potato onions for sale

Post  CapeCoddess on 9/1/2015, 12:14 pm

@gamathers wrote:SESE states that the average size is 3 inches. I planted mine and the average size is about an inch. I only had a couple larger than 2 inches. Has anyone done much better? I would like to hear from you. Shocked

Same here for 2 yrs now. I've never even seen a 2 inch one.

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